Normally when I do this trail I turn around at the Green Mountain Loop but this time I was feeling good and decided to add it on. It's another 4.3 miles or so for the Green Mountain loop and a climb that goes about 600' in about 1 3/4 miles plus some short locally steep climbs.
And some nice views.
I didn't stop very often or take many pictures, didn't want to disturb the flow of the ride. It's more exhausting to start and stop a lot then to keep on riding, for me anyway.
In all it was 17.7 miles in 2 hours, 45 minutes. This is about the same distance and a little higher elevation than Nationals but not nearly as much climbing. Still some good practice on a fun trail. Will have to try to go back in the fall. I noticed lots of aspen stands, I'll bet they're beautiful when the leaves are changing.